Overview

Salary:

Shift hours: Full Time

The Case management team in Coventry Legal Services is responsible for all the Children Act public law and Adoption and Children Act proceedings for the city of Coventry. The successful candidate will thus manage a caseload of Children Act public law cases, together with related adoption applications, special guardianship applications, discharge of care orders and revocation of placement order cases.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

 

Our Values are:

What is the job role?

The Case Management legal team is looking for a qualified Lawyer to join it as soon as possible. If successful, you will be part of a friendly and supportive team that deals with care and adoption proceedings on behalf of Children’s Services. Your role will be to manage a caseload of Public Law children’s cases through the court process effectively, and to provide a quality legal service to our Client department. The role includes some advocacy although there is access to an in-house advocacy team for more complex hearings. 

Now is an exciting time to join Coventry, we are firmly focused on regeneration with major developments and new projects taking place across the city. We are particularly proud to have been named City of Culture 2021.  Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces both old and new and is a great place to work.  We occupy a modern building right by Coventry station so we are easily accessible by public transport. We will continue to embrace a mixture of both remote and office working as the Covid restrictions lift.

Who are we looking for?

You must have the ability to deal with a demanding caseload, with excellent client care skills, and an eagerness to provide a high-quality service to our clients and local community. You will be self – motivated and organised with a track record of meeting strict deadlines and timescales.

Please contact the Case Management Team Leader Annette Rabjohn on 02476977287 if you wish to have an informal discussion about the role.

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include/ demonstrate the following:

  • An experienced Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow).
  • Understanding of the law relating to Children and experience of successfully managing a busy childcare caseload.
  • Understanding of rules of evidence and procedure.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date(s): 29/06/2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There’s a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you’re happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We’ve created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Reference: VP78E98897

Location: Coventry, CV1 2GN